Yesterday, we did a report on a very good crop for winter wheat in the PNW and said things were not so good elsewhere due to drought. So, just how have extreme drought conditions impacted this year's U.S. winter wheat crop? A reflection was recently showed by USDA's June crop production report for this commodity. Speaker2: Our production forecast 1.17 billion bushels, 8.1% below what was produced last season, or 104 million bushels less than last year's crop. Speaker1: Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service says what was telling was the numbers from the first harvested area and yield forecast for this year's winter wheat crop. Speaker2: Harvest area for when we 24.5 million acres, that's down 3.8% from what was harvested last season. Our first forecast is 47.9 bushels per acre. That's down 4.6% or 2.3 bushels per acre from last year's final yield. Honig noted the effects of extreme drought in the southern plains… prime hard, red winter, wheat growing country. Speaker2: Really, it's all about the harvested. The planted ratio is probably more than just the acreage change. So if you can tie those back together, technically those declines in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, those are low harvested planted ratios as well. Speaker1: Also telling a look at harvested acreage by state, which on USDA's official winter wheat acreage map shows symbols with states with record high and low harvested acreage.